Jerome Park Friends, Vols Revitalize Washington’s Walk

Volunteers removed invasive plants and litter from the natural oasis.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors joined a group of 17 volunteers in restoring Washington’s Walk at the south end of Jerome Park Reservoir to its former glory on Saturday, July 21. Washington’s Walk/Fort Four dates back to 1777 as the colonial landscape was being altered by the Revolutionary War and was the largest fortification in the neighborhood.

Lawrence Santarelli and Debra Travis were eager to revitalize Washington’s Walk.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Maria helped spruce up the park.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Volunteers tended to the shrubs and removed dead leaves from the park grounds.
Photo by Edward Watkins

One volunteer took up her rake and shovel to help revitalize Washington’s Walk.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Many volunteers were ready and willing to lend Mother Nature a helping hand.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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